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HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1009.
Intimation That California
Legislation Is Unjust.
CONFERENCE AT WHITE HOUSE
.Paoiflo Coast Senator and Repre
sentatives Invited by President
Boosevelt to Talk Over
Washington, Feb. t). Baron Taka
'hlra, the Japanese ambassador, has, It
1m reported, conveyed to the, state do
partment a cominunlcatton from bis
government declaring that tbo pro
posed California legislation Is unjust
and which puts an end to all hope of
a satisfactory solution short of a sur
render by the California legislature
on tbo anti-Japanese bills.
It was this' communication which
led to a conference ut tbo White
House between President Roosevelt,
Secretary of State Bacon, Assistant
Secretary O'Laughlln, Senator Frank
P. Flint of California, Interstate Com
merce Commissioner Lane, also aCnl
lfornlnn, and Representatives Julius
Kahn and Joseph It. Knowland.
It Is understood that the president's
purpose in calling In the Callfornlans
was to consult with them about the
means by which he can safely confide
to the California legislature enough
Information about the situation dip
lomatically to make the necessary Im
pression on that body without taking
chances that it would be made public.
Taking n whole legislature into the
confidence of the government, ns to Its
most Intimate diplomatic secrets, and
'especially when those secrets relate to
a current nnd most dellcnte negotia
tion, Is n dlillcult and grave affair.
The president stated that the antl--Japanese
bills give just and 'grjtvo
cause for Irritation nnd that the gov
ernment would be obliged Immedlate
, ily to take action In the federal courts
h , to. test such legislation, because It Is
held to be clearly n violation of, the
'treaty obligations of the United States.
The president considers that for n
state of the Union to pass legislation
-such ns the California legislature Is
considering would amount to a direct
and highly offensive Impeachment of
the good faith of the Tokyo govern
ment. This, ho considers, Is a direct
insult to a nation's honor, and wheth
er It could be repudiated by a declara
tion of the federal government Is
Tokyo has intimated in very posi
tive terms to the state department
that It could not view without the ut
most concern such n reflection on the
faitli of the Japanese government.
TEESIDENT SPEAKS PLAINLY
Tells Califernia Legislature There In
Danger In Rash Action.
Sacramento, Cal., Feb. 0. Speaker
Philip Stanton of the California leg
islature has received a telegram from
President Roosevelt -strongly urging
' the danger of passing the nntl-Japa-nose
bills now before the house nnd
senate. The president says:
I trust there will be no misunderstand-
MB or the federal covernment's attitude.
"Ve are jealously endeavoring to guard
the interest or California and of the en
tire west In accordance with the desires
of our western people. By friendly agree
ment with Japan we aro now carrying
out a policy which, while meeting the In
terests and desires of the Pacific slope, la
yet compatible not merely with mutual
self respect, but with mutual esteem and
admiration between the American and
The Japanese Government Is loyally and
In good tajfh doing Its part to carry out
this policy, precisely as the American
government Is doing. This policy alms at
mutuality of obligation and behavior. In
accordance with It the purpose Is that
the Japanese shall come here exactly as
Americans go to Japan, which Is In ef
fect that travelers, students, persons en
gaged in International business, men who
uojourn for pleasure or study and the
like shall have the freest access from one
country to the other and shall be sure of
the best treatment, but that there shall
be no settlement In mass by the people
or either country In the other.
State laws which violate treaty obllga
tlons of tho United States would certain
ly cause some mischief and might cause
very grave mischief. The policy of the
administration li to combine the maxi
mum of efficiency In achieving the real
object which the people of the Pacific
lope have at heart, with the minimum of
friction and trouble, while the misguided
men who advocate such action as this
against which I protest are following a
policy which combines the very minimum
of efficiency with the maximum of In
sult and which, while totally falling to
achieve any real result for good, yet
might accomplish an Infinity of harm.
If In the next yeaf or two the action
of the federal government falls to achieve
what It Is now achieving, tnen mrougn
the further action of the president and
congress It can be made entirely em
clent. I am sure the sound judgment of
the people of California will support you,
Mr. SDeaker. In your effort. Let me re
peat that at present we are actually do
ing the very thing which the people of
California wish to be done and to upset
the arrangement under which this Is be
ing done cannot do good and may do
nniv flvi. nenators favored progress
on the antWapanese question when
tho matter was cauca up Dy senator
Marc Anthony of Ban Francisco.
The senate decided by a vote of 25
tn K tn ripfor until' Thursdav its ac
tion upon the report of the committee
on executive communications, which
advises against legislation aimea ai
Senator J. B. Sanford introduced l
Jqlnt resolution asking, congress 'to ex
clude Japanese in the provisions or
the Geary exclusion act.
Ronntnr Anthnnv'n hill nrnvldlne for
submitting to the voters at the next
state election the question of pro
hibiting Asiatic Immigration was fa
NEW YORK VOICES PROTEST.
Assembly Resolution Telling Califor
nia to Qo Slow.
Albany, N. V 1-Vb. It. - That tho
contemplated Ionization In California
relative to tho Japanese la limdvlxu
hie and that California's grlevauccH,
If any, should be submitted to the
state department, at Washington was
the substance of tho following resolu
tion Introduced by Assemblyman
Charles Stein of New York:
Whereas, Certain proposed legislation Is
now under consideration by the legisla
ture of the state of California which dis
criminates against the subjects of the em
peror of Japan; and
Wliercns, Such measures If enacted Into
law may result In a rupture of the friend
ly relations existing between the United
States and tho empire xf Japan; be It
Itesolved, That It Is the sense of the as
sembly of the state of New York that the
contemplated acts of the state of Califor
nia aro Inadvisable and that Its griev
ances, If any, should be submitted to the
department of state of the United States.
Nevada Holds Up Bills.
Carson, Nev., Feb. 0. The 'assembly
bill prohibiting Japanese nnd Chinese
from acquiring lands or acting as cor
poration agents has been sent to the
Judiciary committee along with the
JACK BINNS LIONIZED.
Wireless Operator of the Republic
Warmly Welcomed In England.
, London, Feb. 0. Jack BInns, the
wireless telegraph operator who ncted
so heplcully when the White Star
steamship Republic wns rammed by
the Florida off Nantucket, is "being
lionized here. Everywhere' he.igoes'
he Is npplauded.
lllnim has had many offers to ap
pear In music -halls, but no matter
how high the price he has declined
them till. He has been muniikoned to
the London offices of the Mnreonl
company, where the directors will
present blm with a gold watch and
Bluns went today to Peterborough,
his native city, where un official wel
come from the mayor and the city
council awaits him. The horses from
his carriages will be removed, and, ac
companied by three bands, BInns will
be borne In triumph through the dec
orated streets to the town hall, where
an Illuminated address will be pre
sented to blm.
He will bo made a freeman of the
city. Andrew Carnegie Is the only
man who up to the present time has
been accorded this honor.
KILLS WIFE, THEN SELF.
Husband Had Been Accused of Attack
Newark, N. J Feb. 0. Because his
wife had threatened to go to the po
lice nnd make a complaint against him
for having abused his seventeen-year-old
stepdaughter, Catherine, Louis
Grehcr, a mechanic, fifty years old,
shot and killed his wife, Pauline, forty
years old, at their home and then
He shot himself In the head with
the same revolver from which he fired
two bullets Into the head of his wife.
AGAINST BOXING BOUTS.
Drastle Measure Introduced by Sena
tor Hare In California.
Sacramento, Cnl., Feb. 0. Senntor
John P. Hare has Introduced In tho
legislature n bill alined at prize fight
ing which Is much more drastic than
the one presented by Senator Henry
M, Wills n week ago.
The Hare bill not only prohibits all
fistic encounters where fees nro
charged for admission, but makes It
a misdemeanor to witness a fight, tho
maximum penalty for this offense be
"LITTLE MOTHER" A SUICIDE
She Had Cared For Two Younger Chil
dren Since Parent's Death.
Pittsburg, Feb. 0. Word wns re
ceived here from Bolivar, Pa., of tbo
suicide of May Estella, eight years old.
The child's mother died somo tlmo
ago, and sbe has since been caring for
two younger children. Suddenly the
child said to her father, "Papa, I am
going to sboot."
Before be had time to realize the
moaning of the words the girl fired a
bullet Into her right temple.
Two Hundred Ministers Try
to Stop Production.
PHILADELPHIA'S ARE AROUSED
Mayor Is Asked to Prevent the
Performance of the Straus Qg
era as "Immoral and
Philadelphia, Feb. U.-More than 200
ministers, nlded by scores of civic re
formers, have started on a crusade to
prevent tho production hero on Thurs
day night of Richard Strauss' opera
"Salome," which, they declare, Is "Im
moral and sacrilegious'
Church and other religious circles In
this city have never been so stirred up
in such n subject before, nearly nil
denominations taking part In the
movement. On the other hand, there
Is a large number of Influential citi
zens lovers of music nnd art who are
Indignant at the attack made upon the
opera and are determined to do all
they can to defeat the opposition to Its
Several of the ministerial bod leu
adopted resolutions of protest at their
regular weekly meetings. The Presby
terians In resolutions voiced their pro
test for the following reasons:
First, because of Its previous condem
nation both In this city and elsewhere;
second, because It Is declared by compe
tent critics to pander under the guise of
high art to the lower passions of human
nature; third, because It perverts the
gospel narrative and degrades the char
acter of the forerunner of Jesus Christ.
The resolutions adopted by the Meth
odist Episcopal preachers' meeting de
clare that "we cannot see how men
nnd women cnlllng themselves Chris
tians con enjoy this perversion of tho
Scriptures nnd this insult to decency
by patronizing such n performance."
Tho resolutions ndopted by the Lu
theran clergymen condemn the pro
posed performance as nn Insult to the
The ministers of the Reformed
church also ndopted wi resolution of
protest, which was sent to Mayor Rcy
burn. It says:
We, the pastors of .the Reformed church
of Philadelphia and vicinity, do hereby
enter our protest against the production
of the opera "Salome" and call upon tho
civil authorities of the city to prevent the
I said opera to continue on the ground that
It Is sacrilegious and destructive to the
I morals of the city,
A protest against the presentation
' of the opern wns signed by Bishop
Mackay-Smltli and thirty-one Protcs-
' tnnt Episcopal clergymen.
The Congregational ministers also
adopted a resolution calling on the
muyor to stop the proposed perform
ance. Representatives of Oscar nammer
steln called on Mayor Rcyburn nnd
declared that there was no Impropriety
In the production of the opern. After
the Interview the mayor said he would
reserve his decision.
Unless the mayor Interferes the op
era will be presented Thursday night
nt Oscar Hammersteln's new opera
house with Mary Garden In the title
role nnd with the same cast as In New
York. The bouse was sold out five
hours after the ticket office opened.
LILLIAN RUSSELL SPARED.
' Mr. Lewisohn Pays $2,000 to Stop
Suit For Auto Damages.
' Ballston, N. Y., Feb. 0. A settle
j ment has been made In the action of
i Sylvester T. Corning against Miss Ltl-
Hun Russell, the actress, to recover
i damages sustained In nn automobile
Coming, who Is n coachman, wns
run down by un automobile containing
Miss Russell and Jesso L. Lewisohn.
Miss Russell disclaimed ownership of
tho machine and said It belonged to
It Is said that Mr. Lewisohn paid
DIES OF DRUG IN LONDON.
"Misadventure" Is Official Verdict In
Cat of American Woman.
London, Feb. 0. Margaret von Hoi
lister, an Amcrlcnn woman who wulj
studying for the stage, died In London
from 'an overdoso of chloral. An in
quest was held, and the verdict wns
"death by misadventure," as there
was no evldenco to show that the wo
man intended to commit suicide.
Nothing has developed to identify
Mrs. von Holllster beyond the fact
that she said she was the widow of an
Seven Break From Atlanta Jail.
Atlantn, Ga Feb. 0. Seven white
prisoners In the clty-Jall sawed their
way through steel bars, Jumped from
the second floor and fled. Three were
recaptured and bloodhounds put on
tbo trail of the others.
XSMDES NOT A SUICIDE.
French-Poet and Novelist's Death Re
garded ai Aocldental.
parts, Feb. 0. Death has claimed
two of the- best known men In France
Catulle Abraham Mendes, tho poet
nnd novelist, and Ernest Alexandre
Honors Coquelln, known fnmlllr.rly as
uoqueun uaaer, one tj tne last or
France's celebrated actors.
M. Mendes' body wns found man
gled In 'the railroad tunnel near St.
Germain; he having fallen accidentally
from a moving train. M. Coquelln,
stricken down by the news of tho
death of his brother, Bcnolt Constnnt
Coquelln, on Jan. 27, expired In the
arms of a faithful valet.
There has been no suggestion of sui
cide or foul play In the denth of M.
Mendes, nnd the finding of his cane
and bat beside the body convinces the
authorities that he Inadvertently open
ed the door of the compartment of tho
carriage In which ho was riding before
tho train was, clear of tbo tunnel nnd
fell out to be ground beneath the
It Is related In connection with these
two tragic deaths that after working
on n play on Napoleon In his last day
of life M. Mendes spent nn hour com
pleting n poem on tbo death of tbo
ART COUNCIL MEETS TODAT.
President's Appointees Discuss Lin
coln Memorial Site.
Washington, Feb. 0. At the beauti
ful Octagon House, the 'home of the
American Institute of Architects, the
art council of thirty appointed by the
president assembled for its first meet
ing today. Tho meeting was called pri
marily for organization, but the Lin
coln memorial site question nlso came
up for discussion.
Tho president Is greatly Interested
In the subject and wishes to have the
matter of the site for the proposed
memorial to Lincoln in Washington
settled as soon ns possible.
Such questions as the site of the
Lincoln memorial come properly with
in the province of the council, which
consists of nrchltccts, painters, sculp
tors, landscape architects and laymen.
The object of the council Is tho prof
fering of advice nnd assistance In the
discussion of plans for public works
Jiito which architecture, painting and
cilpturo enter, such as monuments,
parks,, bridges, etc. It Is also to make
recommendations for the preservation
of historical monuments.
OCEAN RATE WAR ENDED.
Representatives of French, German,
Italian and English Lines Agree.
Paris, Feb. 0. Representatives of
the French, German, Italian and Eng
lish transatlantic steamship compa
nies have reached an agreement to
end the rate war on traffic from Med
iterranean ports to America.
The basis of agreement for steerage
nnd second class passengers between
Italy and the United States, which has
been one of the chief points' nt issue,
Ik tho same as that set forth In the
International agreement regarding
transportation between other Euro
pean ports nnd North Amerlcn.
PANAMA FILES PROTEST.
Takes Umbrage at Speech In Congress
Against President Obaldla.
Washington, Feb. "0. O. C. Aros
nionn, the Pnnaman minister, has filed
with the state department a protest
from his government against the
speech made In the house of represent
atives recently by Representative Ral
ney of Illinois, In which President
Obaldla of I'anamn was severely at
tacked? The mlnlstcd acted in pursuance of
Instructions cabled by his government.
SLAIN IN DUEL OVER A DOG.
Father and Son Fight Brothers After
the Animal Is Killed.
Alexandria, La., Feb. 0. Henry nnd
Bud Barrlngton, father and son, fought
against Robert and Charles Weather
ford, brothers, with pistols over a dog,
n ml both tho Barrlngtons were killed,
ind Robert Weatherford wns mortally
Tho tragedy grew out of tho killing
of Robert Wentherford's dog by Bud
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
Closing Stook Quotations.
New York, Feb. 8.
Money on call was S per cent; time
money and mercantile paper unchanged
Amal. Copper.... 7SK Norf. & West... (1H
Atchison WH Northwestern ..177H
n. & O 108 Penn. R. It 14
Brooklyn R. T. 71H Reading lSTft
Ches. & Ohio 66U Rock blond S4U
C. , G, C. & St. L.. 70 St. Paul ItfH
D L. &V. C35 Southern Pao...imi
D. &ll .178H Southern Ry., H
Erl 30 South. Ity. pf... t3
Gen. Electric... 165 Sugar .' ISO
III. Central 141 Texas Pacific... S6
Int.-Mct 15 Union Pacific... 177H
Louis. & Nash... 123ft U. 8. Steel 63
Manhattan .143 U. S. Steel pf...lUH
Missouri Par.... 72 West. Union.... 68
N.Y. Central ,,,.127
Order of the Golden Seal Public In
stallation of Officers Fine Musi
cal Entertainment Excellent
Notwithstanding tho inclement weath
er, sleigh load after sleigh load of mem
bers of the Order of the Golden Seal and
their friends attended tho public instal
lation of officers at Orson on Tuesday
evening, Feb. 2d. Chas. Hanbury, of
Roxbury, N. Y., had been in Orson since
Saturday, directing operations, and with
Secretary A. F. Hino, and a corps of
willing workers, they turned the Grange
Hall into a palace of delight. Large
quantities of white and gold bunting
were in evidence everywhere. The Orson
Cornet Hand made their first public ap
pearance ond tho hearty applause which
greeted their maiden efforts showed how
keenly their performance was enjoyed.
Leader J. I). Chamberlain must be con
gratulated on the proficiency already at
tained. The musical program has been much
commended. It is seldom that singers
of such real merit arc heard outside the
large cities. The large nudience thor
oughly appreciated the singing of Miss
Elizabeth Bunnell, of Scrnnton, nnd R.
B. Croft, of Schenectady.
The following officers were installed
for the year : Post Commander, O. M.
Hine; Commander, A.T. Whipple; Vice
Commander, Archie Hino; Chaplain,
Mies Genevia Spoor ; Secretary and
Treasurer, A. F. Hine ; Orderly? Floyd
Bellknop ; Picket, Edward Smith ; Scout,
Smith Hine ; Trustee, Mrs. W. G. Mos
ler. K. B. Crnft, of Schenectady, N. Y.,
member of the Supreme Council, wob
the installing officer, assisted by Charles
Hanbury, special representative of the
Homoollice. and K. D.Bunnell, District
After prayer had been offered by the
Chaplain, the large audience heartily
joined in singing"My Country 'tis of
Charles Hanbury was unanimously
elected Chairman for the evening, the
commander, A. T. Whipple, being en
gaged in the band.
The chairman congratulated the large
audience for coming out that fearful
night, but. an entertainment ot excen
tional merit had been provided, and he
was sure that would compensate them.
He felt proud of the Orson Cornet Band,
and was sure Orson people must feel
proud also. They had with them that
night, R. B. Craft, a member of the
Supreme Council. Mr. Craft was initia
ted a member of a small village camp,
and while readinglaw had byhard work
made many members. At the last Su
preme Camp held ntJamestown, N. Y.,
the entire membership had elected him
to the exalted position of a seat in the
Supreme Council. A seat in that coun
cil wasopento every member. Then they'
had with them R. D. Bunnell, the Dis
trict Supreme Organizer. Governor
Hughes of New York State possesses the
confidence of every policy holder. The
Governor received his education at Col
gate University, a university ricii in tra
dition, which had equipped some of the
best men in the country. Mr. Bunnell
had recently completed his University
career at Colgate, and inspired with the
same lofty ' ideals which filled Governor
Hughes ond men who were proud to
call Colgate their Alma Mater, in select
ing n career he had chosen to enlist in
the service of tho Order of the Golden
Seal. They had also with them Miss
Elizabeth Bunnell, anenthusisatic Gold
en Sealer. At great personal inconven
ience she had readied Orson in time for
the meeting j and last, but not lenet,
they bad themselves.
Robert B. Craft congratulated the
chairman on the excellent performance
of his bond. The Order of tho Golden
Seal was fortunate in having their chair
man as ono of their active workers.
Mr. Honbury was a student of Political
Kconomy. Ho had carefully studied the
problem of Life Insurance from an act
uarial standpoint, and being convinced
that the Order's Level Premium Death
Benefit Policy was the best, tho cheap
est and tbo safest in the world, lie had
given his whole time to the work. The
Supreme Council and Supremo officers
had every confidence in his ability and
tho mcmbors could rely on every state
ment ho made as being absolutely cor
rect. Tho Order had now upwards of
$2,000,000 safely Invested, nnd the law
of Now York state would protect tho
members in seeing that In the payments
of dividends, such sums would bo paid
as aro deemed consistent with the prin
ciple of justice and equity in tho inter
est of tho entire membership. Members
were apt to forget that In tho Cash Divi
dend Plan, it was purely insurance
against sickness, accident and doath,
with a refund at the end of six years of
monies not spent. The charter did
not permit them to sell investments, but
it did permit them to sell insurance. Of
the $157 paid in, $133 was' credited to
Fund,- and from this fund mnst Jpcd
the disability loans and deMtIofcT. f
To return $2for $1, the wHcMst
wonld only co-onerata In wuUinV Ua
disability loans, and would, beMme ea-
musiasuc and make members, thp divi
dends must naturally increase. Air-nlntur
the line the menibers were- understand
ing the situation nnd were putting 'tnelr
shoulders to tho wheel and thuB increas
ing their membership. Ho relied on
Orson to do the Bame.
R. D, Bunnell thanked the audience
for the cordial reception given to him
and also to his sister. He was proud of
heir secretary. A. F. Hine. If tho Or.
dcr's secretaries wero all as enthusiastic
as Mr. Hine, no power could withstand
their influence. He knew personally ths
Supreme officers and n finer body of
men iC would bo hard to find, and their
promises to make now members filled
him with encouragement.
Tho Rov. O. G. Russell was cordially
received. Ho regretted having to break
in on their excellcntprogram, but as his
friend, the chairman, had asked him to
speak he would do bo. He was not fa
miliar with the scientific principles of
Life Insurance, but ho did know lbs
value of people making provision for
those depending on them. Tho temper
ance question was uppermost in his
mind nnd it wns a pleasure to roport
progress. That the Life Insurance Or
ders were more than careful on the
medical examination to eliminate people
who shorten their lives by the use of
liquors wns a source of gratification to.
all interested in he temperance cause.
A. K. Hine, the local secretary said he
felt honored in being installed secretary
for the year. He would like to resign
ond give some other member a chance,
but the Supreme Secretary had reap
pointed him. He would say that if any
member would be active in making
members ho would gladly relinquish the
position. The meeting would do an im
mense amount ot good, and if the people
who were prejudiced would only come
out 'and listen, he was certain they would
be convinced of the soundness of the
The remarks of all of the speakers
were frequently interrupted by applause.
" After cordial vote of thanks had
been passed to the'chtiirmau and all those
taking part in the program, an excellent
lunch was served by the ladies. "It was
keenlv enjoyed. '
Miss Sara Whipple nresided at the
piano with her accustomed skill.
Seelyvllle Fire Company.
A meeting was held on Mondav nicht
at Seelyville by those interested in n bet
ter lire protection for that village. There
were present over fifty of the nctive resi
dents and they organized with Edward
Isbell as President ; George Stenzhorn,
Secretary, and William Hensey, Treas
urer. Arrangements were made to
organize a Fire Co. Committees were
appointed to take necessary steps to se
cure a charter, ond arrange for details
for effecting a permanent organization.
In the matter of appointment of guar
dian of Wesley W. McCowan, a feeble
minded person; hearing continued to
March 1, 11)09.
Toledo Computing Scale Co. v. H. B.
Smith. Rule granted to show cause
why said Company should not give se
curity for costs.
Alfred 1. Trautwein v, South Canaan
Telephone Co. Injunction dissolved.
In the matter of appointment of a
guardian of F.ugcno Lesher, a weak
minded person; hearing continued.
Tessie Slater, a wayward girl, sent to
House of Refuge.
Com. v. Henry Keigler. Defendant
sentenced to pay costs.
Com. v. William Sniale; new trial
Com. v. Peter Hittinger. Sentenced
to pay costs of prosecution, a fine of
$2,000, ond undergo ono year ond nine,
months imprisonment in the Eastern
James L. Noble wns appointed tax
collector of Salem township, to fill a
The rule upon Gilbert Spencer for sup
port of his son discharged,
In, the matter of Attorneys 11. Wilson
and A..T. Searlo v. County of Wayne,
for legal services In securing State
bridges, the plaintiffs were awarded $1,
000, and costs,
Sale of real estate of Patrick McGarry,
Joseph McGarry appointed guardian
of Leo McGarry.
Patrick II. Skelly appointed guardian
of George McHamarn.
Sale of real estate of Mary McNamar
Sale of real estate pf Bernard Nugent,
Sale of real estate of Catherine Howe,
late of Hawley, ordered. Bond -filed